This conference will establish the current state of service life prediction methodologies and produce the roadmap for future technical, standards, and commercial needs for polymer containing materials exposed to outdoor weathering. This conference builds on the success of the previous on Service Life Prediction meetings held in 2013, 2006, 2004, 1999, and 1997. The results of this meeting will be compiled into a published volume.
All areas of the service life prediction will be addressed including:
Advances in Field exposures
Advances in Laboratory exposures
Challenges related to specific applications (PV, nuclear, wind, construction)
Characterization of polymer properties
Correlation between Lab. And Field Exposure
Effect of coating weathering on substrate corrosion
How to Understand Moisture in SLP
Industrial needs for service life prediction
New Material challenges
Progress in validating service life prediction models
Reliability and Durability of Polymeric and Nano- Materials
Service Life Prediction of Polymers and Plastics Exposed to Outdoor Weathering
This exciting program will start on Sunday with a reception at the Hilton Hotel. The format for the talks is 30 minutes for each talk followed by an hour moderated panel session. The mornings will feature five talks and the evenings will feature three talks.
Each day in the late afternoon, our partners at UL will hold a two hour discussion on updating the 746 process. All are encouraged to attend and participate. Especially on Monday where Thomas Fabian and Noe Navarro will give overview lectures.
This strong technical program features presentations from across the globe with a healthy mix of Industrial, Academic and Government perspectives.